Police have announced the arrest of the man suspected of committing a smash-and-grab burglary at a downtown Rochester jewelry store.

Rochester, MN – April 18, 2024 – Police responded to the burglary around 1:45 Sunday morning. Upon arrival officers found someone had broken the store’s front doors and smashed a jewelry case inside of the shop.

Police also saw jewelry that the suspect appeared to have dropped as he left the the jewelry store. There was also blood near the smashed case and blood found on an unbroken case.

Rochester Police Communications Coordinator Amanda Grayson said officers arrested a man suspected of using a stolen credit card to make a purchase at a Verizon store in southeast Rochester on Sunday. He was identified as 28-year-old Garrett Allen Dorsher of Stacy, MN.

The criminal complaint, filed in the burglary case in Olmsted County Court on Thursday, says the officer arresting Dorsher noticed blood on his hands. He also had jewelry with him and said he was trying to pawn and sell the items to customers at a tattoo shop. Dorsher was arranged in Olmsted County Court Thursday morning on charges of second-degree burglary, felony theft and first-degree property damage.

He’s being held on $20,000 bail. He’s accused of stealing $2,621 worth of jewelry and inflicting $3,250 in damages to the store.Â

Court records show Dorsher has a criminal history in Minnesota that dates back to 2013 and includes multiple felony convictions of burglary and drug possession. He also has been convicted of Arson.

The alleged burglary occurred while Dorsher was serving a five-year stayed prison sentence for a firearm violation in St. Louis County, according to court records.

The redacted article above (to remove the jewelry store’s name) was written by TJ Leverentz, of KROC AM News. Click here to read the original article.

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